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CULTURE - Art, Music, "Travel"

● Daily snippets about artists and their
● Leslie Odom Jr., Brian Stokes Mitchell, Rita Moreno, More Are Part of A Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes Broadcast on Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio July 4 beginning at 8 PM ET.
● The Art of Da Vinci, The Voice of Ella Fitzgerald & The Mysterious Vivian Cash
● Join ICP for two incredible programs with award-winning filmmaker Join ICP for two incredible programs with award-winning filmmaker Nadia Hallgren, fresh off the release of Becoming, her Netflix documentary about former First Lady, Michelle Obama.
Hamilton on Disney+: A filmed version of the Tony Award-winning musical premieres on Disney+ on July 3.
● Attend the webinar about Resistance, a film about that little-known chapter of internationally famous mime Marcel Marceau’s life www.templeemanuelstreickercenter.comRent the film on iTunes
Jazz at Home: Watch Joey DeFrancesco with the JLCO, Explore Tito Puente's Music, and More View on YouTube
● From Lauren Pulver on her brother’s behalf. He holds webinars ever Tuesday and Wednesday. Here’s one that’s upcoming. Contact Lauren for more information. Our event on Tuesday, June 30th is the second #140Conf Music. The description for the event can be found HERE.
Tony Kushner - A Conversation June 18 6:00 PM

● Virtual tours of many past exhibitions given by curators etc. of the Met Museum.
● Browse the virtual events scheduled in June by UJA. From financial perspectives to wine tasting and lots in between
● Stream free audio plays from L.A. Theatre Works
● To Life! To Life! L’Chaim! UJA Westchester for an evening with the cast of the recent hit production of Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof
● People are raving about the offerings at Smithsonian Journerys... virtually of course!
● The Orchestra of St. Lukes on June 11 at 8:00 Register for free at
The Women of Shtitsel virtually at Temple Emanuel Streicker Center June 1 at 11:00 AM.
● Daily snippets about artists and their creations at
● School Girls at The Goodman, The Grapes of Wrath at American Shakespeare Center, final performances for Trump Lear and more
● Many plays to view at Pipeline, The Play That Goes Wrong, Fame..and more
Marry Harry is a romantic comedy that explores family (restaurant) business, family loyalty, marriage, love, food and finding one's path in life with humor, heart and just the right amount of spice. Friday, May 22 at 7pm PT / 10pm ET
● Saturday, May 23 at 7pm BST / 2pm ET
ABT Classics as Ballet Classes with Sascha Radetsky and Stella Abrera and search
● Continue to refer to to find wonderful performances such as Cats, The Encounter, Fun Home, Chita Rivera & More
● Every week American Ballet Theater has something worthwhile to view Explore this website for outstanding films and - excellent choices to watch and listen to… weekly offerings at The US Holocaust Museum
● Put a little zest in your day at MOMA. Actor Steve Martin spends time with a pair of "lonely" paintings
MCC Theater is offering free performances to view livestream on MCC YouTube. Live Labs: One Acts. Wednesdays at 5:30
● Lincoln Center is showing a free performance of Pipeline available for one week starting on May 15.
● So much to see and hear at
● Free viewing of New York City Ballet spring season at
● Stream Favorites from the New York Jewish Film Festival
Georgia O’Keefe, ART HISTORY FROM HOME Thursday, April 30, at noon and 6 pm, Tuesday, May 5, at 6 pm at Explore the archives for other options
New York City Ballet presents digital streams of two ballets a week
Carnegie Hall Fridays, a new streaming series released with Beginning Friday May 1 through July 11, a new selection from our archive of live broadcasts will be made available for on-demand streaming free of charge! Accessible throughout the weekend for 72 hours—from Friday at 3 AM through Monday at 3 AM (Eastern).
● Watch as the virtual curtains rise, from “Acquanetta” to the Wooster Group, with stops at Shakespeare and “Fun Home.”
● “Spotlight on Plays,” featuring John Malkovich, Patti LuPone, Sally Field, Bryan Cranston and others, will aid the Actors Fund.
Rogers and Hammerstein Movie Night
● The First Monday in May which is a video of The Met's Costume shows which usually opens on that Monday. So this is a review of the past.
● Celebrate the centennial of this landmark orchestra with "La Valse" by Ravel, Stravinsky's "The Firebird" and more led by three renowned LA Phil conductors: current Music and Artistic director Gustavo Dudamel, Zubin Mehta and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Friday, May 8 at
● "What can we do together even while we are alone?" With 100+ Juilliard students and alumni, at home together. Listen to the spectacular 'Bolero Juilliard'
Visit Australia On This 13-day Virtual Trip Complete With Kangaroo-filled Beaches and Beautiful Vineyards -
● These virtual walking routes and trails deliver new landscapes, fresh perspectives, and plenty of calm-inducing flora - Benedict Cumberbatch-Jonny Lee Miller Frankenstein (Both Versions)
● Online premiere screening of the award‑winning film, Sustainable Nation in honor of Earth Day and Yom Ha’Atzmaut
“Sing Street” is a show in suspension, its original cast album, released last Tuesday, an artifact of a run that never began. But on Thursday, the cast will offer “Sing Street: Grounded — At Home With the Broadway Cast” on the show’s Facebook page. Find links to many performances to help you get your theater fix including A LOOK BACK AT THE BEST MUSICAL TONY AWARD WINNERS FROM THE PAST 10 YEARS
●Visit Yellowstone National Park  at and concerts at Lincoln Center
●243 musicians performVivaldi on 
●Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag to Stream on Amazon Prime
● 10 Binge-Worthy Art Podcasts in the Age of Coronavirus -
● Paul Gordon's Pride and Prejudice Musical to Stream for Free on April 10.
● “There’s No Need to Get Out of Your Seat” - comedy, musi, theater - something for kids and adults
● For access to early screenings -
● View VIDEO REPLAYS (like Jagged Little Pill) on
● Continue to travel the world, this time to Windsor Castle st
● 90 days of free Amazon music -
● Jazz at Lincoln Center on youtube for free full length concerts
● The World is Yours to Explore Virtually - / 7 movies to watch during quarantined -
● Lots at The Met for a VIRTUAL VISIT to see 360 Project, listen to lectures,Met Collects -
● The Ultimate Beethoven Symphony Collection - WATCH Next Chapter: Survivors' Resilience after the Holocaust View first episode of new series
● Download Google Arts and Culture app to visit museums, landmarks or national parks - Flashback Friday’s - every night at 7:30 access to past operas
YouTube - music of all descriptions, old TV shows, the late night comedies, opera, Gilbert and Sullivan productions
Google provides access to YouTube - search for songs, operas, symphony, historical events or people to get links to YouTube
Netflix - many new series are available but don’t forget the old favorites
● What to watch, Read and Listen to During Your Coronavirus Self-Quarantine
● Viewing Party! Let’s All Watch “Top Gun” Together - access to Broadway snippets with opportunity to dinstecto the Actors’ Guild if you desire as you enjoy -virtual access to museums, symphonies, operas
● Recommended Jewish films on Video On Demand that were shown in the Rutgers Film Festival.
● Learn about Gerhard Richter: Painting After All | Primer
● The Jewish Museum has LOTS of virtual offerings. Go their website to Explore the Jewish Museum to find author talks


● 8 of the Best Pilates Exercises for Your Abs, Legs, and Booty, Ranked by an Instructor
● Announcing JWA's July series of Quarantine(ish) Book Talks
Vuori - Free daily classes to get moving! Join on IG Live. Search for Vuori on Instagram
Laughing is therapeutic - 25 Best Comedy Podcasts to Keep You Laughing
● 12 Ideas for Writing Through the Pandemic With The New York Times
● Stretches that will help you fall asleep. Say "buh bye" to stress before you hit the sheets. Sweet dreams.
● Nine Podcasts That Demand Your Attention This Week about race, illness, privilege, and inequality, among other things.
Plant-based Zoom classes every Wednesday at 6pm with our own Bhvani Jaroff. Learn to prepare healthy vegan food
● 23 Online Classes That Are Actually Worth Taking that were thoroughly vetted.
● Learn how to be more optimistic by using Dr. Chopra’s 8 tips
● This 18-minute dance cardio workout will leave every muscle in your body quaking and bring joy to your day
● Some easy couch exercises could be just what your body needs in these more sedentary times.
● On a recent episode of the podcast Kind World...can train your brain to be happy.
● Online Adult Studio Workshop in drawing from The Jewish Museum Register by May 19
● Free year long subscription for Headspace meditation app for anyone who is unemployed Search for Headspace
● A 'great' show for you. "The Great" is a new fictional, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great, aka the longest reigning female ruler in Russia's history. Plus she's played by Elle Fanning. Catch it now, only on Hulu.
● By the incredible Jane Brody - “How to Maintain Motivation in a Pandemic”, on her 79th birthday.
● “Feel Good Friday” from Simply Recipes is not about food but about coping and comfort. Check this out
● . A Discussion Among Boundary-Breaking Women: unordinary women

● The best kind of yoga to help you wake up and fall asleep
● Webinars scheduled now and into June are free
● free, interactive virtual experience to help you reclaim your path to wellness in the face of unprecedented change.with Oprah beginning on Saturday May 16 at 11 AM. Register at
● “Every School Day Feels Like an Eternity” an article accessible at Search NYT Parenting for support and validation
● Visit Bryant Library to find online courses ranging from computer classes to canasta instruction.
●LOTS of exercise classes on YouTube - yoga, strength training, Zumba, and, of course, Shabbat Yoga with Rabbi Jodie and daily Clergy Connections at noon
● A variety of zoom meetings -
Deepak Chopra offers his perspective on being an optimist, even now
● GREAT offerings for $7.95 per month. Seems worthwhile -
● How to ACTUALLY take things day by day
● Ultimate abs workout to do at home An array of webinars on a variety of topics for free!!
● At you will find suggestions for recipes (including yummy desserts!), workouts, meditations and coping strategies that will fill your time in healthy ways
● Your Weekly Escape - Extraordinary people, discoveries, and places in a time of turmoil -
● Free yoga classes through Northwell (formerly known as Practice)
● For a minimal monthly fee access lectures by professors on a variety of topics
● I believe I’ve mentioned before but it is worth a weekly repeat. It has so many valuable offerings to help us through this time at home. Your body and mind will whisper words of gratitude.
● SHABBAT YOGA with Rabbi Jodie Fridays at noon with Zoom.
● RSNS Clergy Connections at noon daily
● Virtual Escapes through short films at
● Ons Day University - Their online events are just like their in-person events, except that the professors will present their talks online, live from their homes across the country 
● NY Times Well Family is a wonderful source of information for comforting informative sources.  Look for “Together Apart” , a podcast presented by Priya Parker
● Dr. Perri Klass looks to the past to help children when the world feels unsafe
● “Ciao, Nono” written by her friend Dr. Giorgio Tamburlini, a pediatrician and epidemiologist in Trieste.
● Personal Health - “Using Shelter-in-Place Time to Foster Better Eating Habits” by Jane Brody - ‘That Is What We Do’: The Power of Passover and Tradition Across Generations
●Listen to the SOUNDS OF THE NATIONAL PARKS at - this suggestion can go under numerous headings, but I’ll try it here. You can find the ultimate broadway music playlist  to drive your workouts, and how to throw a virtual theatre party for a start.
●Columbia professor and world-renowned happiness guru Tal Ben-Shahar will help illuminate the way -
● A video game? Why not? You may find some distraction within. “Animal Crossing Is the Perfect Way to Spend Quarantine” on Check it out. It might be suitable for kids too.
● Jigsaw puzzles for everyone in the lo family
● Resources for restoring calm and cultivating mindfulness -
● Lots of exercise suggestions -
● Livestream exercise classes - RECONSTRUCTING JUDAISM provides discussions in RECON Connect and virtual Shabbat Box among other offerings
● The National Emergency Library Is a Gift to Readers Everywhere | The New Yorker
● Visit Japan virtually- - a host of lectures, activities and book discussions for kids, teens and adults - Catch up with friends, family, and Bryant staff! Feel free to bring recommendations for books, movies, music, and TV shows.
● The Energy Project - a virtual space to meet in groups to share thoughts and feelings - good articles by great resources for adults AND educational resources for KIDS
● Watch live stream “happy” things like puppies, pandas and the Northern Lights-
● Yale's most popular class ever is available free online — and the topic is how to be happier in your daily life - - The Science of Well-Being - articles, videos - an array of resources
● online workouts -
● Free Mediation with Oprah and Deepak - 21 Day Challenge


● Well Family: Raising an Anti-Racist Kid
● On our YouTube channel you'll find educational videos and activities, dance classes and workshops for both kids and seniors.
Hamilton will stream on Disney Plus starting July 3.
Chess in the Schools, offering free chess lessons and daily tournaments to thousands of NYC kids
● Tips for maintaining routines and helping kids with ADHD or LD who are impulsive or forgetful stay safe
iEat Green Invites you to Join Our Last Zoom Class with Bhavani! Awaken Your Child's Love of Nature with these Online Summer Camps! Refer to
● Let's Draw It Out and Do Good. Tuesday June 30 4:00 PM.
Playing the Paper - use the newspaper to create tiles and play games!
Board Games for a Desert Island
● 8 Time-Tested Sidewalk Games We Love These are GREAT! If you have trouble accessing, it may be because you don’t have a NY Times subscription. Search in “Wirecutter” within the NYT. Worth asking a friend with online subscription - it’s that good!
● Anxiety and the Challenges of Reopening and How to Talk to Kids about
● Consider YouTube videos for anything you’ve wanted to learn and haven’t gotten around to ...playing the piano, knitting. There’s a virtual world out there,
in case you haven’t noticed!
● Check out for activities to do with kids
● You can tell that the people who make these projects care about kids. They're well-made and designed with love.
● Talking About Race - tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.
The Dear Heroes Project was inspired by Rachel Weir, an English Teacher in New Jersey during the COVID-19 bring motivation and smiles to front line workers
● When Parents Get Parented - living in a multigenerational household during the COVID pandemic
● The 23 Best Puzzles to Help You Stay Sane Right Now
● Age appropriate coloring books for children to provide some education on coronavirus and preventative heath measures, while providing a fun activity for kids,
● Be a tutor or need a tutor?
● It’s a very easy way to help someone… Be My Eyes allows you to assist a vision impaired person with just a phone call. Check it out.
● Programs for all kids - the little ones, teens and tweens
● Talking to Kids About Racism, Early and Often
Iconic Black Jewish Writer Julius Lester Should Be on Every Parent’s Radar He wrote many books for children of all ages, among them To Be a Slave. Listen to it
● Shavout Babka Bake With Naomi Elberg A babka demo that was held by Sharsheret is now available as a recorded event
● Pick a Card and Be Transported: 7 Board Games From Around the
● The 31 best dance movies of All Time: Ballet, Hip Hop, Ballroom, and
Podcasts galore!! Some for kids and some for grownups.  Google “Podcasts to Get You Through” by Eliana Dockterman, Time Magazine
● “Feel Good Friday” from Simply Recipes is not about food but about coping and comfort. Included are read aloud for kids and book suggestions for grownups Search for Feel Good Friday.
● Tons of simple crafts kits for
● For kids too at Search for Lincoln Center at Home
Family Trivia night Friday May 17 7:00
● Kids have trouble coping too
● The Best Teen Dramas From the Past 20 Years, Ranked
Art with a Heart is a Baltimore based nonprofit that supports kids experiencing homelessness gathering them in their amazing facility to create art that Is used throughout the community or brought to schools to foster arts education. Treat your kids and/or grandkids to art projects to create together
● The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is pleased to offer a number of activities that can teach your children about courage, compassion, resilience and hope. In addition, excellent resources for adults too Lots and lots of interesting offerings.
● The Getty Museum in Los Angeles launched an online challenge encouraging people to use household items to recreate iconic works of art — and the entries are impressive. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has been doing the same, using the hashtags #MetTwinning and #MetAnywhere on Instagram.
How to Get Your Kids to Treat You Like Their
● Smarter Living: 4 games to play on video chat
● Virtual Programming and Resources from the Gold Coast Public Library
● A host of offerings, something to satisfy everyone’s taste
● An app that allows grandparents to play games - Connect Four, Chutes and Ladders, Checkers, Chess, Uno and more - with grandkids OR one kid with another kid - Together Family Video Chat - with video component so you see each other!!
Bhavani Jaroff’ keeps us eating in healthy ways and with creativity and flair. Check out articles and zoom offerings
● Museum Asks People To Recreate Paintings With Stuff They Can Find at Home, Here Are The Results -
● NY Times published its annual “52 Places to Go” list earlier this year. They’ve now added the word “virtually” to that. Checking in out at
● Daily advice to help your family navigate through this time -
● The NY Times has a new “At Home “ edition filled with things to listen to, cook, and dream about. Go to and search for “At Home”
● Whether it's in your kitchen, bedroom or garden, there are hundreds of records that you can practise and attempt right in your home -
● Watch the Northern Lights via livestream to transport you mood to a brighter level �
● Once again the NYT offers support for parents. Go to and search NYT Parenting
● Get daily advice from Child Mind Institute especially focused on today’s parenting issues www. 
● WHITNEY KIDS ART CHALLENGE Want to inspire the young artists in your family? Check out on these art projects designed especially for kids and grown-ups to do together. 
● In this episode of our Arts Smart series we share how to create musical instruments out of every day items from home -
Download this app to play games with each other from separate households , with friends, kids and grandkids. Together Family Video Chat
● “4 Ways to Help Your Anxious Kid” - in April 1 NYT -
● 12 Family-Friendly Nature Documentaries
● Daily digital program for the entire family including Toddler Time at Bryant Library. Lots available! -
● Fun recipes to make in muffin pans
● The Met for Kids -
● Check out Child Mind Institute for tangible ways to help support your child (and you) through this challenging time
● Art making activities for the family. - - good articles by great resources for adults AND educational resources for KIDS - listen to John Stamis read Kiss Goodnight
● Download this app to play games with each other from separate households, with friends, kids and grandkids. Together Family Video Chat - full schedule of virtual learning for kids
● Coloring pages to download and print -


●My Beautiful World - Sonia Sotomayor
● Etched in Sand - Regina Calcaterra
● The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce
● The Winemaker’s Wife - Kristen Harmel
● “36 Hours in...Wherever You Are” - classic NY Times travel column but this time with personal bits by readers around the world -
●  Specifically mentioned - Watch the film “Before Sunrise” by Richard Linklater. The movie is about the spontaneity of travel
● - “Becoming Jane :The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall
● - Join The New York Times for live calls, streams and virtual events to help you better understand the world outside — and make the most of your time at home.

● You will never wash your hands the same way after seeing this video.
● How to Wash Your Hands
● How to Practice Social Distancing
● How Soap Kills the Corona Virus


● Stores are opening. Go in, explore, but WEAR A MASK! And if not everyone is, then leave!!!
● Be sure to check in to see what Bhavani has in store at
● July is coming, which means you’ll need new books. Here are 16 to watch for,
● 50 years of Songs of the Summer on Spotify
Learn From A Chef, which offers interactive cooking classes online taught by Michelin-starred chefs. All public class proceeds go to chefs impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
● The 27 Greatest Decluttering Tips of All Time
● 10 Things You’ll Need for a Smooth Road
● The app Duolingo provides instruction to learn another language
● The Ultimate Guide to Gardening for Beginners - Follow these tips and tricks for growing gorgeous vegetables, flowers, and plants.
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates- in a letter written from father to son this book, hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” is a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history
● 10 novels by Black authors you can read to better understand the Black
● How to Hug During a Pandemic
● Recommended by Carol Blumenthal, The New Yorker has current reads to support the anti-racist and anti-police brutality protests happening across the world. Crying, Laughing, Crying at the George Floyd Protests — Maxine Hong Kingston — Edward Hopper. search for “Letter from a Region in My Mind” by James Baldwin to start.
Yo-Yo Ma Tries to Bring Us Comfort and Hope
● The ‘Invisible’ Garden of
● 5 Healthy Recipes With 10 Ingredients (Or Less)
● The Anti-Racist Reading List
● 8 Essential Shows and Documentaries to Learn About Police Brutality and Racial
● Clever Food Storage Tricks to Make Your Groceries Last Longer (Even Avocados!)
● How to Save on At-Home Entertainment: If you’re acquainted with The Skimm, you know that it offers daily encapsulated news AND some really interesting tidbits like this and 15 Tools That'll Save You Time in the Kitchen
● 12 Genius Products That’ll Make Cleaning Your Home Easier
● The Easiest Way to Make a DIY Candle at
● Let Trip Experience Leader Paolo and his wife Giada put a smile on your face as they teach you to make pomarola, a traditional pasta sauce, from their kitchen in Tuscany or a traditional meal of tapas and tomato soup from Malaga Watch the video at
● 40 Quick Lunch Ideas That Will Sustain You All Day
1-877-JOY-4ALL. High school students in Canada have launched a hotline with jokes, stories and support for isolated seniors.
● Thank you Natalie Mines for this link to more DIY masks
● John Krasinski’s Some Good News on YouTube for an real feel good shot in the arm. EXCELLENT - new episode every Sunday. Episode 3 coming up.
● Fuel your wanderlust on
● Wow!! Endless possibilities at Smithsonian Journeys
● Introducing the ‘Grandparents’ Academy’
● How to make a sewn and a nonsewn mask-
● And another no sew mask on YouTube
● Marcia Mayer will host a zoom meeting on April 20 to demonstrate how to make cloth masks
● Recipes from a variety of sources -
● Volunteer from home as a family - - How to Food Shop Safely
● We will all have some sort of seder and if you’re looking for some new recipes try Alison Roman’s Seder Table in
● Make your own masks -
● “The World Through a Lens,” to transport you, virtually, to stunning places around the world. This week, the photographer Marcus Westberg takes us to Zambia, home to some of Africa’s best national parks.
● Yes, You Can Channel Your Stress Into Creativity. Here’s How. - even for no artists Jerry Salz offers ways to tap your creativity and find some relief -
● Handle gas nozzles with protection or go to gas stations that pump gas for you. Metal holds the virus for several hours
● Wear gloves in the supermarket